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Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

July 6th, 2015 7:41 pm by MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press

Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

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Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter

Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter

July 6th, 2015 2:00 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

Although many say their religious faith requires them to forgive, there is a question of whether a public narrative of quick forgiveness actually provides cover for whites to avoid facing racism.

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Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war

Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war

July 6th, 2015 1:00 pm by DALTON BENNETT, Associated Press; FARES AKRAM, Associated Press

During the 50 days of war, which started July 8, more than 2,200 Palestinians, including more than 1,400 civilians, were killed, according to U.N. figures. Seventy-three people, including six civilians, were killed on the Israeli side.

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Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign

Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign

July 6th, 2015 11:00 am by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.

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South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

July 6th, 2015 11:00 am by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.

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Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

July 6th, 2015 10:22 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm - a job he now pays three men to do.

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States limiting patient costs for high-priced drugs

States limiting patient costs for high-priced drugs

July 6th, 2015 8:50 am by By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org (TNS)

As more expensive specialty drugs come on the market to treat some of the most serious chronic diseases, more states are stepping in to cushion the financial pain for patients.

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Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline

Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline

July 6th, 2015 8:48 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.

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Sighting: Missing Hawkins girl, sex offender sought in Wythe County

Sighting: Missing Hawkins girl, sex offender sought in Wythe County

July 6th, 2015 8:15 am by Jeff Bobo

The U.S. Marshals Service is interviewing witnesses who may have seen Hayleigh Wilson, 14, and 41-year-old convicted sex offender Benjamin Joseph "Ben" Shook in a makeshift camp in Rural Retreat.

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Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

July 6th, 2015 12:02 am by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.

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Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

July 5th, 2015 11:24 pm by Associated Press

CALAIS, Maine - A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

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